Gender and Family Violence

Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention

Our research addresses the prevention of gendered family and intimate partner violence, the ways in which local, national and international patterns influence social and criminal justice responses to violence, and how women and those who have experienced family violence can be supported to access economic and social security.

Research projects

Our current research projects are focused on adolescent family violence, Victorian Royal Commission recommendations, and prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Research briefs

Critical family violence information is available from our two page briefs on family violence prevention including: Understanding Intimate Terrorism, Access to Justice for Women with Disability and Understanding Adolescent Violence.

Research outputs

Explore our key outputs including: parliamentary submissions, journal articles, books, research reports, media contributions and theses.

Community engagement

Watch keynote presentations from our public events, or check out our monthly digest, media contributions and major outcomes with community and government.

Contact us

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Adolescent family violence: Research report available online

On Thursday 2 August, we launched our Research Report Investigating Adolescent Family Violence in Victoria: Understanding experiences and practitioner perspectives and our new International Network Addressing Filial Violence. The Research Report was launched by Liana Buchanan, the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young people and a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Liana commenced as Principal Commissioner…

Congratulations to Jessica Burley who was awarded best PhD presentation at the Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference on 22 June 2018. Jessica presented on her research into men's behaviour change programs and evaluating what works. The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified men's behaviour change programs as crucial in family violence prevention.  Monash GFV reviewed the Minimum Standards for Men's Behaviour Change…

Review: Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme Victoria – Have your say

The Gender and Family Violence team of researchers at Monash University have been contracted by Family Safety Victoria to conduct an independent Review of the Information Sharing Scheme and processes of implementation. As part of the next stage of the review, we are seeking women (through service providers) who might be willing to share their experiences about information sharing practices within the Victorian family violence system.

Panel event: Domestic Violence, Police Accountability and Women’s Criminalisation

On Friday 22 June MGFV's Professor Jude McCulloch will be joining a panel of expert speakers including Louise Taylor, Vickie Roach and Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte, and chaired by The Honourable Marcia Neave AO, to discuss the interaction of domestic violence, police accountability and female imprisonment in the criminal justice system.  When: 5.30-7.30pm, Friday 22 June Where: RMIT University Melbourne…

Media Matters: Violence Against Women

There has been a big increase in news reporting about domestic violence: what was once seen as a private matter is now recognised as a pervasive social problem. This 90 minute seminar (4.30 pm – 6 pm) in the monthly MFJ Media Matters series led by panel of 4 speakers chaired by A/Prof Margaret Simons will be followed by discussion.

Join the conversation